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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Our Wines for Thanksgiving Day

We took some time to think about the wines we wanted to pair with Thanksgiving Day. We settled on three wines with others for backups. Our first is a Bagrationi… Happy Thanksgiving!

Dinner at Laurelhurst Market in Portland with Pinot Noir

Last night we enjoyed visiting Laurelhurst Market Restaurant and Butcher Shop in Portland.

Found a Saperavi in Portland

In another grocer store in Portland, I discovered another wine from Georgia. Fred Meyer had a 2007 Saperavi from Mildiani Family Winery. Upon further investigation of the back label, I noticed the wine was produced by Tsinindali Old Cellar. The wine was a dark purple color with a dark ruby rim. There was black fruit […]

International Wine Tourism Conference Early-Bird Special

We have been to the last two International Wine Tourism Conferences. Thus far, the conference sites have been in Europe. In 2012 we attended the conference held in Perugia, Italy. While in Italy we visited wineries in Umbria and Campania. This year’s conference was in Zagreb, Croatia. While in Croatia we visited wineries in Istria […]

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Red Wine

Thanksgiving turkey stuffing includes 1/2 cup of fruity, dry wine.

Celebrating the finish of a book draft with wine from Georgia

Kathy and I completed a draft of our third book Georgia, Sakartvelo: The Birthplace of Wine. We thought we would celebrate with a Georgian wine. Of course we were visiting family and had to rely on finding Georgian wines somewhere. We didn’t have to look for long. A short outing to a Whole Foods was […]

Enjoy the Weekend after Thanksgiving Visiting Wineries

Thanksgiving is less than a week away but have you thought about what you might do afterwards? While some will shop Black Friday sales, there is still Saturday and Sunday for special activities. Several wine trails are offering special events.

A Nice Afternoon Aperitif

Wishing for a late afternoon aperitif, I selected a white Muscat from Degrassi. Degrassi Winery is in the Istria region of Croatia in a village called Savudrija. We visited the winery last spring, and enjoyed the Muscat. The Degrassi winery magically combines the old with the new. The wonderful tasting room offers wine produced with […]

Taster’s Guild November Wine Tasting Emphasizes Thanksgiving Dinner

The Maryland chapter of the Taster’s Guild holds monthly wine tastings for its members and guests. Yesterday’s tasting took place at Tersiguels Restaurant in Ellicott City, Maryland. The French restaurant, in a 19th century house, was the setting for pairing wines with tastes of a Thanksgiving meal. Upon arriving we were served a cranberry spritzer. […]

E. & J. Gallo Winery Donates $100,000 to help Victims in the Philippines

E. & J. Gallo Winery has committed to helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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